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Drug Poisoning Mortality: United States, 1999-2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

“Storyboard” treatment of drug poisoning deaths at the national, state, and county levels.  Slider device enables retrieval of information by demographic characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Drugs Most Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

During the 5 year period, drug overdose deaths increased 23% to 47,055 in 2014.  Identifies the 10 drugs most frequently implicated in overdose deaths, six of which were opioids.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits by State, 2009-2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics

Between 2000 and 2014 the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids in the U.S. increased 200 percent.  Hospitalizations related to opioid misuse have also increased dramatically.  This report offers statistics on the national rate of opioid-related hospital stays and emergency department visits and includes rates for 40 states plus DC.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders, 2006-2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Presents data on trends in the rate of emergency department visits involving substance use disorders, depression, anxiety or stress reactions, and psychoses or bipolar disorders. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Preventing Illicit Drug Use: Highlights of a Forum

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical

47,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2014, the highest toll ever recorded.  This report highlights key ideas for preventing drug use and for reducing the number of opioid prescriptions. From the Government Accountability Office


Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health

The first ever Surgeon General’s report on the threat to the health of Americans from drugs and alcohol.  Covers the neurobiology of addiction, treatment, and prevention issues, the role of health care systems, and a vision for the future.  Argues that addiction is a brain disease, not a moral failing.  From the Office of the Surgeon General


Opioid Addiction: Laws, Regulations, and Other Factors Can Affect Medication-Assisted Treatment Access

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical

The Centers for Disease Control recorded 28,000 deaths from opioid overdoses in 2014.  This report examines how federal laws/regulations apply to the treatment of opioid addiction with medications compared to using the same medications for pain management.  Also looks at key factors that affect access to MAT for opioid addiction.  From the Government Accountability Office


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